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Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 35/20

UNDERWATER SEDIMENT SAMPLING IN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR AND THE SOLENT 15 – 19 JUNE 2020

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that from 15 - 19 June 2020 underwater sediment sampling will take place in The Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. Precise timings and locations will depend on weather conditions at the time. 

2. Sampling will take place at multiple locations as shown in the Figures below.

3. The work will be carried out by the vessel “SD INSPECTOR”, a work boat operated by SERCO. Operations will be weather dependant and only conducted during the hours of day light. In accordance with the COLREGs, appropriate shapes will be displayed while the vessel is conducting survey operations. Each sample is expected to take approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

4. All mariners are requested to keep a good lookout and pass at slow speed while sampling operations are being conducted. QHM Harbour Control will be kept informed and de-conflict with other marine traffic if the situation demands and can be contacted on 023 9272 3689 or VHF Channel 11 if required.

5. Cancel this LNTM on 22 June 2020.

 


G A F Sherwood
Queen's Harbour Master

Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.